What goes into making a neighborhood great and keeping it that way? With a proposed upzone in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood and others, and lingering debate over past decisions, land-use issues are a popular and potentially polarizing topic these days. What lessons can be learned from past efforts, and how are citizen voices heard in the process? How should policymakers balance issues such as economic development, open space, densification, long-term growth, and neighborhood desires while keeping Seattle Seattle? Seattle Channel host Brian Callanan leads a live televised discussion about the rezoning of Seattle neighborhoods, featuring Seattle City Councilmember Richard Conlin; Vulcan’s Vice President of Real Estate Development, Ada M. Healey; Department of Planning and Development Director Diane Sugimura; and other leaders, critics and stakeholders, including YOU! Join us at Town Hall or online, where you can take part in the polls and voice your opinion via social media and e-mail. Seattle Speaks is a partnership of CityClub, Seattle Channel, and Town Hall.
Admission is free, but seating is limited, and advance registration is required at www.SeattleCityClub.org, or 206/682-7395. Doors open at 6 pm. Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. Please note: Because this event is televised live, audience members are asked to take their seats by 6:30 pm for the 7 pm program.
Other Civics, Community, Media Library Events
Saturday, September 20, 2014, 8:00 – 10:00pm
Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $10-$30.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm
Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. Free, but registration required.